ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Mayo Clinic is following up on their pledge to match all the donations at the Rochester Salvation Army's red kettles contributed from Dec. 19 through 20.
According to a news release from Mayo Clinic, the two-day kettle total was $170,547.41. Mayo Clinic said it will match the contributions, bringing the total raised during those two days to more than $341,000.
"The generosity of the Rochester community during this campaign was truly inspiring," said Gianrico Farrugia, the president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. "We want to thank each person who donated to The Salvation Army's red kettles during the two-day match period and the many volunteers who rang the bells this season."
According to Maj. Robert Mueller, the corps officer of the Salvation Army, the organization attributes the significant donation total to Mayo Clinic's pledge.
"These matching funds will be of enormous support as we work to meet the growing needs in our community, from preventing homelessness to providing health care and the full spectrum of emergency social services," Mueller said in a news release.